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Physician Assistant Post Graduate Program

US Acute Care Solutions offers an excellent, 12-month program for PAs wishing to become immediately marketable in emergency medicine. Clinical and didactic education focuses on teaching PAs the fundamental skills, knowledge and bedside mannerisms this specialty demands. 

Participants collaborate with the emergency medicine residency at the site to build team experience and competency. 


Saint Vincent Hospital is the primary site for the osteopathic emergency medicine residency associated with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is part of the Allegheny Health Network Consortium. The program has affiliations with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as the Gannon Simulation Center in Erie.  

Saint Vincent Hospital 

Erie, PA 

ED Volume 54,000  

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Program Details   


One year training, two years working  

Number of Participants 

4 (Of four) 

Program Faculty 

Nicolette Mosinski MPAS, PA-C
Program Director  

Brett Forehand, MD, FACEP, PhD
Program Medical Director  

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 Eligibility Requirements 

  • Graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program
  • Eligibility for Pennsylvania Licensure 
  • Board certification 
  • Proof of BLS and ACLS 

Application Process 

Applications are accepted from May 1– August 1. Applications are due in their entirety for consideration by the Admissions Committee by August 1 for the subsequent March start date. Select candidates are invited for an interview. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills and interest in emergency medicine. 

Please be prepared to submit the following items: 

  • Personal statement 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • Contact information for two or three references who will be requested to provide letters of recommendation (if applicant has graduated within the past year, one reference must be the applicant’s program director/clinical coordinator). 


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Reach out today to start the application process for our Physician Assistant Post Graduate Program. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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